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David Davis06/08/2018 06:41:36
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My father's cousin Walter, the family success story, bought a 1933 Rolls Royce in the late Sixties. He was only the third owner.

The car was grey when it was new, but in 1935 the first owner, a Dutchman,sold it to a Welshman who didn't like the colour so he sent the car back to Derby where it was stripped back to the metal and repainted black. Nineteen coats of primer and paint were applied at the cost of 350 Guineas.

Having won several concours d'elegance competitions with the car, Walter sold it to an American, doubtless at a handsome profit.

In 1935 a builder's labourer would have had to work for over two and a half years to earn 350 Guineas.

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